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Vikings promote QB coach Klint Kubiak to OC role

One Kubiak is out in Minnesota. Another Kubiak takes his place.

Following the retirement of Gary Kubiak, his son, Klint will take over the Vikings offensive coordinator job. The Vikings announced the hire on Tuesday.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Vikings are promoting QB coach Klint Kubiak to the vacant OC role, per sources informed of the situation.

Signs have been pointing to Klint Kubiak's elevation since his father retired.

Head coach Mike Zimmer wanted to keep the Kubiak system in place and will do so with the 33-year-old new OC running the show.

Speaking with FanSided last week, Vikings star receiver Justin Jefferson praised the job the younger Kubiak has done in the offense.

"I think Klint [Kubiak] is going to come in and do the same or even better," Jefferson said speculating on the new OC.

Added Jefferson: "If he does [get the offensive coordinator job] it's pretty much going to be the same offense, and we probably wouldn't have to go through a whole new offense."

The Vikings offense ranked fourth in yards, tied for fourth in yards per play, third in first downs and 11th in scoring in 2020.

With Gary Kubiak retiring, the Vikings are on to their fifth OC in the past five years. This time, however, the change should be limited with Minnesota keeping it within the family.

Rapoport added the Vikings WRs coach Andrew Janocko is expected to become Minnesota's QB coach.

Here is other Monday news Around The NFL is monitoring:

  • Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough is heading to Indiana University to become the Hoosiers associate head coach, Rapoport reported. Rapoport added it's a move that will aid in McCullough reaching his goal of becoming a college head coach. McCullough coached the last three seasons with the Chiefs.
  • The Chicago Bears announced the promotion of John DeFilippo to pass game coordinator/quarterbacks coach. DeFilippo's sole title in 2020 was quarterbacks coach for the team. Previously, he was an offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars. DeFilippo was also the Philadelphia Eagles QB coach from 2016-17.

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